Saturday, 22 August 2009

WolfDreamer off the hook - great blog and great crochet patterns

De'anna on CFL posted a link to a great blog for all of us who love crocheting and gaming. Its run by a person called WolfDreamer and they have some wicked patterns on there that you should check out NOW.

As well as some wicked crocheted game items (bubble bobble, fire flower, toad and toadetter, pokemon, to name a few) that have been done, they've also posted some patterns so we can give them a go too. There are some cool patterns you can purchase in her esty shop too.

I'll post up some of these when I've crochet them, so keep an eye on my blog for more....

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Crafting update! Bargain Buys and published works!

I've been working on a pdf called 101 granny squares (ty Mini @ CFL) and I'm really enjoying myself. I'm quite hooked on crocheting now, so as a treat yesterday I went to the charity shop to see what I could find in bargain yarn and I came up trumps!!!

I got to big bags of assorted yarn for £5 (that's about $8.25). In it I got a cone of light blue yarn, some small bright balls, some balls of sport weight yarn, a few balls of mohair and some fluffy yarn (one is called rainbow wicked ostrich yarn) in blue and black. I think I got quite a deal and my partner is happy cause I don't need to spend money on yarn for a while :)

I'd like to give a big hug and kiss to Johloh for displaying my cross stitch of Pitt (his pattern) on his blog at SpriteStitch. I love it when I see my work published :)

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Muppet Glasses Holder

This is my latest amigurumi. I found the pattern on craftster and immediately wanted to try my hand at it. I think he came out great. This will work look great on any bedside table.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Pacman Ghosts amigurmi

This is my first time crocheting toys. I've always wanted to make a ghost since starting the craft, so when a friend on CFL posted the link for the pattern I jumped for joy and I couldn't wait to start hooking.
My first attempt was made with a 6mm hook and its come out cute but very holey. I loved making it so much I thought I'd give it another whirl and dug out my 4mm hook and started again. This immediatley felt right and the stitches where a lot tighter than my previous attempt.
When I finished them I gave them to my little boy. He loves them so much he insisted in posing for a photo with them.
As you can see, there is a clear different in size for such a small change in hooks. I've learnt a lot from making these. I'm starting to understand the craft more and I'm totally addicted.

Thank you to for making such a great pattern.